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Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1973-09-08

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Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1973-09-08

Topics Live concert

Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Sugaree, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Brown Eyed Women, Jack Straw, Row Jimmy Row, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow, Eyes Of The World-> China Doll Greatest Story Ever Told, Ramble On Rose, Big River, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, El Paso, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: Stella Blue-> One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Nassau Coliseum
Location Uniondale, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> master reel> cassette> Dat >HD> shn


SBD> master reel> cassette> Dat >HD> shn; transfer by T. Wulf: Tascam
DA20> coax> rme digi96 PCI card> centered the waves and edited and smoothed
the track boundaries. Only  minor corrections were applied; no crossfading,
no hiss or noise reduction; from Honey
Vine #14
via T. Wulf, to etree via M. Bolen (who made .md5s)


Reviewer: Buddy Q. Iodine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2016
Subject: dick picked it
If you came to this show, it has to be because you checked out Dick's blog. It wasn't the setlist. I link:

Dick loved this one I guess, and though I beg to differ on 11/8/69, this time, like 80% of the time, he was quite right.

I had a high-gen cassette back in the 90s based on his plug, and found that I could not get behind it. The show left me cold. After careful consideration of this version, I see what he meant. Every tune seems to have the little bit extra, and it's possible to hear Weir pretty well, which matters.

Toast to the man
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 6, 2015
Subject: He's Gone
is the Highlight, solid well played show.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2014
Subject: -
Omigosh. One of the prettiest He's Gones in all of history. This show is solid brilliant! Even better than May 13th, and that's much!
Reviewer: Trek1200 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2013
Subject: Jerry is especially awake and alert during "Eyes"
At certain points during "Eyes", Jerry steps on Weir with his own between-verse guitar solos. The effect, on headphones, is superb, especially since this mix has plenty of Jerry and Bobby in their respective channels.

This has to be one of the most underrated pre-1975 shows
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2013
Subject: --
Another great ' have to double-take to remember there is **no** Playin', Dark Star, nor Other One in this show, and yet everything here is immensely satisfying. Bertha goes through a bit of sound adjustment; just stay with it, and there are unfortunate cuts in LLR and Truckin', which we'll have to live with for now. But the rest of the highlights abound -

*Listen to Bobby on Jed!
*Eyes > China Doll is easily the highlight of the show for me - listen to how ice-cold that 'flat' jam rolls along - :::wow:::
*NFA's jam wows again - don't take this closer for granted!

This one remains a good lament for Pigpen, if you're looking for one to hear in the days following his death.
Reviewer: JoeGNJ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2013
Subject: Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1973-09-08
My first live show of welll over 125. Wish I could get a recording of it fo rthat reason alone. They rocked!
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2013
Subject: unique to itself
This show grows on me. Sugaree is solid. The encores steal the show. It is bumpy in the first set, but don't be deterred initially like I was.
Reviewer: chazu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 28, 2010
Subject: 9-8-73
One of many shows that I attended. Stands out as one of my favorites. Exceptional playing by one and all. A must have to stream and download, if you haven't done so already.
Reviewer: blang16 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2010
Subject: What a Superb Show
Just piping in my two cents here.

I loved this one. The energy is great, and the playing is really just spot on.

The recording, very nice. Very good instrument separation and clean.
Yet just slightly "aged". I really like this sound, and this show.

What a terrific first set.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 15, 2010
Subject: what's not to like...
about this hot and underrated show? not much i can find. yes, there's no Dark Star, Other One or Playin' but it should not be faulted for that; the jamming on almost every song is great. highlights are short but potent Let It Grow, a funky GSET, a hypnotic He's Gone, a Bluesy Truckin' and a slinky NFA>GDTRFB.

also, i distinctly hear horns very far in the background (Martin Fierro?) on LIG but this dosen't seem to be listed as a horns show..surprised no one else has mentioned it.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2010
Subject: 9-8-73
Exellent both in performance and sound quality.
Reviewer: Whitelynx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2009
Subject: Different yet magnificent!
I can understand why some people don't like this show: it's unique !

Having listened to pretty much every circulating show from '65 to '73 I can say this one stands out as being truly magnificent.

Jerry is playing better than ever, coming up with new stuff all the time.

Bobby _really_ amazed me for the first time - I'm not a Weir fan yet in this show he does some exceptional stuff. At one point Jerry lets him play solo for what seems an eternity --> I couldn't believe my ears (I guess Jerry couldn't either).

Keith also does some very cool stuff...

And the sound quality is top-grade!
What else do you need?
Reviewer: boogaloofan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2007
Subject: hey
this one is great. i don't think it is lacking any energy at all. for those of you who say it is you are oh so wrong. sugaree, eyes of the world and the line up starting with china cat and ending with truckin' is so good. this show has a lot of energy. it was pigpens birthday, i don't think they were sad and not playing as good because of it, they were playing remarkable probubly in memory of pig penn.
excellent show
Reviewer: On The Bus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2007
Subject: Top of the Line
After downloading dozens of shows this concert rates as an ultimate listening experience. The tempo is upbeat; The playing is tight; And the tracks are elongated into gem-quality, melodic (psychedelic) jam sessions which I particularly enjoy as a jazz enthusiast. Paring out a few songs, concentrating primarily on Jerry, this show pulls me in like few others.

Compared against Kennedy Stadium (73-06-10) and Roscoe Maples Pavilion (73-02-09), both excellent show, there is a definite sense to convey a mellow, silvery sound, sending listeners into a transcending state rather than just providing them the usual line-up. I like this concert as a favorite because, to me, it represents a demarcation point where the band transforms from a good band into a great one. They're no longer diamonds in the rough.

Of my favorite ''Dead'' concerts is the Jerry Garcia Band at the Keystone (77-07-23) - a truly reggae affair. This concert sits right next to it in the line-up.
Reviewer: JamminJerome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2007
Subject: capn doubledose is correct
This show is a must.

'nuff said.
Reviewer: psiliguse - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2007
Subject: Consider this...
This show was Pigpen's birthday - the first after he died the previous spring. The band must have been aware of that, so listen as if you were there thinking about pigpen being gone just half a year.
Reviewer: DontHateOnBrent - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2006
Subject: keith
its good to hear keith sing
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2005
Subject: Phil and Bob really shine - Dick was right to pick this as a favorite
Splitting hairs here - You need to listen to this show. The Let it Grow and Eyes are incredible. Solid start to finish... I saw Dark Star Orchestra play this at Irving Plaza in NYC and the first set was from 9-11:25 and we were crushed already.

Folks this is a must.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2005
Subject: Check out He's Gone
I don't have a problem with the set list. Not every show needs to have Dark Star or The Other One. Having the complete Weather Report Suite is a treat. The WRS of Sept. 11 is better, however.

There is an occasion mistake, including the entire Sing Your Blues Away (Jerry and Bob can't seem to figure out what to play). Eyes lacks the energy of other performance from this year.

But a good show overall with a relaxed groove, with good sound. This show has my favorite He's Gone (so far), which slips nicely into a decent Truckin'->(a mellow)Not Fade Away->GDTRFB(fine until the final vocals)->NFA(mercifully short). I would have been happy at this show.
Reviewer: skwimite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2005
Subject: warm and fuzzy
This is a really fine mellow show. Nice Eyes>China Doll, allowing for a few flubs. GSET is not totally ruined by Donna(also beware of GDTRFB, OMSN), but I'd be remiss not to mention Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, which is truly a group effort. It's not often one gets to hear such a lousy song, sung terribly, and played worse by a great band in an otherwise great show. Striking! They immediately redeem themselves with a smooth and tasty China Cat > Rider. I don't see this one as a 5, but a strong 4.
Reviewer: Grateful Listener - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2005
Subject: A Wonderful Show
It is so great to be able to go back and listen again to shows one was at. Thanks to everyone who makes this possible.

Gov. Rockefeller was trying to prove to the public he was just as tough on drugs as anyone. The night before there had been a number of possession busts (many of them off-duty NYPD as I recall) and the scene was tense, but the energy level of the band replaced that with a very solid groove.

The huge Skull and Roses banner towered above the band and the playing was just fantastic. Hard to think of a better 'Uncle' from that period. Phil and Bobby have a complete mind-synch going on so many tunes. Everyone sounded great and a good time was had by all!
Reviewer: bigboypeete - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2005
Subject: under the radar
in the grand scope of the massive force that is 73,dont be mistaken though its great stuff and it sounds very nice, not letdown here if u love this year and i know u do this is ur kind of stuff
Reviewer: bigboypeete - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2005
Subject: under the radar
in the grand scope of the massive force that is 73,dont be mistaken though its great stuff and it sounds very nice, no letdown here if u love this year and i know u do this will saitsfy the soul
Reviewer: desolationrow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2005
Subject: Brilliant show
This was my first live dead show,security was particularly nasty the night before,so everyone was a bit jumpy.Great start,Garcia was spot on,the energy level rose, Greatest story was a treat, and weather report suite was new,and excellent. A terrific show with a somewhat unusual set list.Great windup !!!
Reviewer: 4x4 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 20, 2005
Subject: Row Jimmy
Past reviews are right on. This one may not look like much from the setlist, but the playing is excellent. This Row Jimmy is beautiful. Jerry's playing is incredibly articulate, as it is throughout the rest of the show. 5 for playing, 4 for setlist. This and the previous night would make a great release.
Reviewer: flashbackmagic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2004
Subject: greatest story
OK, for the past week, every greatest story i hear, teh ending is just so St. Stephen to me..anyone else ever get that vibe?

Nice show here with a FIRST SET eyes, pretty sweet.
Reviewer: thechaps57 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2004
Subject: Sugarsnack
Damn, this is sweet. The band was firing on all cylinders on this night. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Billy and Bobby do not get nearly the accolades they deserve. They lock down a tight groove in this show, a night in which the tempo may have been a bit slow but the simmering tension was a perfect acrobatic balance. A sweet tease. Despite the seemingly unspectacular setlist, this one is among my top 10 for 1973.
Reviewer: dax king - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2004
Subject: Latvalas favorite show of the period
This show is being grosly overlooked dont be fooled the energy level here is just as high as anything in 73. Judge for yourself and dont be fooled by the "ordinary "set list. The x factor is here!!
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